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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Sakura La An

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

This is your new home in Osaka.
Stay here and explore everywhere in Kansai area.

INSIDE OSAKA by train;
-15 minutes to Umeda (Osaka station) area
-20 minutes to Dotonbori (Namba) area
-30 minutes to Universal Studios Japan
-35 minutes to Kaiyukan (Aquarium)

-50 minutes to Kyoto (JR, Subway-Hankyu or Subway-Keihan)
-45 minutes to Kobe (JR)
-60 minutes to Nara (JR or Subway-Kintetsu)

AIRPORTS by train;
-60 minutes to Kansai Airport (KIX)
-50 minutes to Osaka Airport(ITM)

No more carrying your luggage between your stays.
Relax in Japanese modern atmosphere, we will treat you with real Japanese Green Tea (matcha) ceremony!

***Property Policies & Conditions:
1. Check-in time: 3pm - 10pm. Please contact us in advance in case you wish early or late check in.
(1) The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ).
(2) Lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.
2. Check-out time: 11am.
3. Payment: Cash (JPY) or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Amex, JCB) is welcomed when check-in.
4. Cancellation Policy: Up to 3 days advance notice before the arrival date is required.
5. Age Restriction: The minimum age to stay at the hostel is 18 years old.
6. Reception Hours: The front desk is open daily from 9am to 10pm.
7. No smoking in the entire building.
8. Pets are not allowed.Conveniently located in the middle of Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Street, the longest shopping street in Japan, and in the vicinity of old temples, historic heritage sites, and commercial facilities, Sakura La An offers easy access to various areas.


Sakura La An occupies the renovated top floor of a 50-year-old retro building dating back to 1964, the year of the Tokyo Olympics.

Our common area has a sunny terrace and garden, where guests can help themselves to coffee or green tea and enjoy our small library of books on Japanese art, architecture, pottery, tea ceremony (chanoyu), traditional kaiseki meals, and other traditional arts and crafts. Cultural experience programs for tea ceremony, kimono-dressing, and calligraphy are available (additional fees apply). A combined kimono-dressing and tea ceremony program is offered in our tranquil tatami-floored tearoom.

Sakura La An is more than just a place to sleep – it is ready to ensure that your stay is fun-filled and memorable. We look forward to ichigo ichie (一期一会) - the central concept of the tea ceremony, meaning“a once in a lifetime encounter”– and welcoming you to Osaka. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Aug 2019
    The staff could not have been more lovely. There was a mix up with which room I was staying in and they went to every effort to fix the issue and make sure my stay was perfect. Everything was amazing! Thank you!!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Aug 2019
    Stayed 3 nights at this hostel and it is very clean in a great location the staff are extremely helpful and kind The tea ceremony is a great mixer at night amongst travellers Masa is very kind and welcoming when you arrive!! Really recommend
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    03 Aug 2019
    I had a great experience here. Sleeping arrangements were great, slept well. The location was perfect, close to two train stations and walking distance to Yodobashi Umeda (~1.25 miles). I LOVED the staff!! The matcha ceremony was amazing, and the other guests were fun to interact with. Great stay, ありがとうございます Sakura La An!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    30 Jul 2019
    Amazing super clean hostel near one of Osaka’s shopping streets. Walking distance from plenty of restaurants, bars, shops. Right between two metro stations so super easy to get around. Friendly staff, they do a tea ceremony every night at 9. Good place to meet other travelers.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    29 Jul 2019
    Absolutely loved my stay here! I stayed in the 6 bed female dorm and I was very comfortable for my stay! The hostel is in an excellent location, right next to the longest shopping street in Japan. They host a free tea ceremony every night at 9 p.m. and I really enjoyed it! It was very interesting and the host is willing to answer questions and has a great energy. A very calming experience, especially if you’re heading off to bed afterwards. Excellent place, I highly recommend! Would stay again!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    05 Aug 2019
    My room had bedbugs they bit me so Dx but other than that I really enjoyed it.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    29 Aug 2019
    Excellent overall - bathrooms are small.
    Venezuela, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    11 Aug 2019
    We only stayed for one night, but the staff really helped us out. The guy was really nice and helped us figure out where to go, we kinda felt bummed that we only stayed for one night
    Netherlands, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    10 Aug 2019
    Decent hostel, no major complaints. Overall clean, friendly staff and atmosphere, not too far from the station. Wierd layout; Sinks and toilet are in the corridor on the way to the lounge, so everyone can see you brush your teeth, pop to the loo in your pyjamas etc., bedrooms are right beside the lounge so lots of noise traffic, breakfast room is on another floor, but frigde is in the bedrooms? No big lockers, only small lockers in the bed capsule itself and you need a padlock.
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    12 Sep 2019
    My first night the tea ceremony was cancelled. I spoke with other guests who have been there for a few nights and it was cancelled during their stay as well. During one of my nights the A/C in the room wasn't working, they don't have a 24 hour reception so no one to help, it did fix itself in the morning. The shower had no hot water, I went to reception to inform but no one was there, it said ring for service, I did and waited a few minutes and no one came. The hostel itself is very cramped
    Canada, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi